It all started as window shopping. I walked into Glendora Bookshop at Ikeja City Mall with eagerness and ease. Like I have done for the past four years. There were a few popular Nigerian authored books on the tables. I picked up Who Fears Death, Motion Tourist, Taroud’s Song, Boafak Illusion and cradled them to my ample breasts.
I struck off a conversation with the new Books Custodian as I call the Shopkeeper. In the midst of political memoirs was a Linda Lael Miller novel. I bubbled with excitement as I picked it up. While waiting for my date to arrive, Lara, the Books Custodian and I conversed. We talked about when we both fell in love with reading, the benefits of reading, her job experience, the Nigerian reading culture. Absolutely fascinating conversation, with these words I absolutely agreed with.
“Reading gives you a totally different perspective on things.”- Lara Kareem
The most exciting part of our conversation was when she stated she has a lifestyle site and took down my blog address. I hadn’t met a bookstagrammer or literature blogger randomly. It was exciting. I’m currently falling in love with her site.
To me, the best way a date can show admiration is to buy me a book or few. From window shopping I left Glendora with Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor and the Linda Lael Miller‘s Forever A Hero. I was happy my date purchased them for me. After the eye feast I had mouth watering, creamy. cold chocolate and pineapple gelato. Trying the new brown and pale yellow sumptuous flavours was divine!
A World Record of reading out loud for the longest hours trying to be made at Herbert Macaulay You Read Library at Yaba this week. Fascinating! I’ll share more about it in The Quirky Creative Fiction Newsletter dropping in your inbox tomorrow. Saturday was a lot of fun. Fun I needed to mitigate the stress from school and preparing for the new month.
“How do you respond when people commend you for consistently producing impactful content. Or when they say you make all that work seem easy?, the attractive ebony interviewer asked.
My focus left the big red LIVE button behind the interviewer to her circular face.
“It amazes me”, I begin with honesty splashed across my caramel oval face. “I get those commendations and think, oh! I was just creating a space for myself. I had searched and searched but couldn’t find one I could be admitted into and expand in. So I created a space, made magic and breathed life into it. When readers say ‘you make it seem easy’, I say ‘it is!’. It is easy because it’s a space for me. A magical and zestful one”. I conclude dropping my gesticulating gem studded stubby fingers.
Sex Fast. Abstinence Spells
Sometimes you just have to give your active sex life a break. That’s what I do with my sex fasts and abstinence spells.
I had successful sex fasts and abstinence spells in the past. Survival of these periods is key for mental sanity. Horniness can paint temptation sensationally appealing.
Oftentimes I have abstinence spells when I’m ill and recovering or bored of sexual partners. Spells..short period. Sex fasts on the other hand are longer periods of abstinence. No oral or penetrative sex, Nada. When I need or feel like taking a break from sex: I mark the timeline, inform my partners and ENJOY!
To survive my spells and fasts I remember the reason I’m abstaining. Eat organic chocolates, a lot, the magnesium seems to help. Reminisce on past pleasurable experiences. Then I channel all that energy towards personal projects and development.
I’m currently on an abstinence spell. Is it difficult at times? Yes. Am I enjoying the free time? Yep! That’s the reason I have no female condom review to share in my sex diary. Try a sex fast or abstinence spell yourself this 2018. Even health practitioners advice abstinence.